Finance ministers from 34 countries of the Americas and the Caribbean are expected to attend a high-level meeting on October 11 with executives of the Inter-American Development (IDB), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB) to discuss policy options for financial inclusion and regional trade integration.
Argentine Finance Minister Luis Andrés Caputo will chair the Ninth Meeting of Finance Ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean, which will be held at the IDB’s headquarters.
Minister Caputo will deliver opening remarks followed by comments from high-level officials of the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank.
The opening session will be open to registered journalists. The remainder of the meeting will be closed to the media. However, at 6:30 p.m. Minister Caputo and President Moreno will hold a press conference, also at the IDB, to share the results of the meeting.
WHAT: Ninth Meeting of Finance Ministers of the Americas and the Caribbean.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 11. 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Opening Remarks – 3:00 p.m-3:15 p.m.
**NOTE: Journalists must arrive at the IDB between 2:00 and 2:30 p.m. to clear security. Cameras are allowed, but should arrive by 2:15 p.m. Entrance will not be permitted after 2:30 p.m. **
Press Conference – 6:30-7:00 p.m.EDT**
**NOTE: Journalists must arrive at the IDB between 5:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to clear security. Cameras are allowed, but should arrive by 5:45 p.m. Entrance will not be permitted after 6:00 p.m. **
WHERE: Inter-American Development Bank
Media should enter at 1350 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. for both activities.
About the IDB
The Inter-American Development Bank is devoted to improving lives. Established in 1959, the IDB is a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private sector clients throughout the region.